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Five Lankans arrested at Chennai Airport

2013 Jun 23

Five Sri Lankans have been detained at the Chennai Airport for allegedly carrying ten kilogrammes of gold jewellery valued at nearly twenty million Indian rupees.

Indian media reported that they had smuggled the gold to Chennai from Dubai via New Delhi in the form of 94 gold biscuits.

The seizure was made by officials of the directorate of revenue intelligence on a tip off they received and the jewellery had been concealed in the suitcases of the five passengers.

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